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Visit Shenzhen

Shenzhen Skyline from The Pavilion Hotel.

Visit Shenzhen: The city skyline from The Pavilion Hotel.

Known throughout China as The Gateway to Hong Kong, the city of Shenzhen has blossomed in recent years to become a heavyweight destination in its own right.

While not exactly dripping with attractions, the city does have a modest collection of unique sights to keep visitors busy for at least a few days.

Dafen Oil Painting Village Shenzhen.

Visit Shenzhen: Dafen Oil Painting Village.

I managed to squeeze in four nights here in 2018 at the end of my cross country Chinese New Year trip. In the beginning I simply viewed it as a place to break up my long journey back to Zhejiang Province.

Nevertheless, I found myself pleasantly surprised by Shenzhen. I did some shopping at the world’s greatest electronics market and paid a visit to a fascinating oil painting village. Moreover,  there was a memorable day hiking around a gorgeous mountain park. 

Shenzhen International Garden and Flower Expo Park.

Shenzhen International Garden and Flower Expo Park.

For more details on how to visit Shenzhen, why not dive into my travel articles from:

Dafen Art Museum

Dafen Oil Painting Village

Dongmen Market

OCT LOFT Creative Culture Park

Shenzhen International Garden & Flower Expo Park

The Electronics District

The Pavilion Hotel

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